Main Purpose Of Job
The Collection Development Librarian is responsible for providing leadership and technical assistance in the provision of services to blind and print-disabled citizens across the State through assessment and maintenance of the Maryland State LBPH Collection and supervision of staff working with the collection. This position provides development, evaluation and maintenance of educational and lifelong learning support through the Maryland State LBPH materials collection (Braille, large print, audio books, digital downloads), digital players and related equipment. Compiles and reports statistical data for ongoing assessments of the library collection, assists in the selection and de-selection of library materials, and collaborates with National Library Services (NLS) of the Library of Congress to promote library collections. This position is responsible for supervision and management of Technical Services, which circulates materials to patrons. The position also provides supervision and technical assistance for the Digital Recording Studio that produces digital recordings by Maryland authors and about Maryland. (Marylandia)
Education: Possession of a master’s degree or at least 36 hours of equivalent post-baccalaureate coursework.
Experience: Three years administering education or library programs.
1. Two additional years of experience may be substituted for the master’s degree or 36 hours of equivalent post-baccalaureate coursework.
2. The above requirements are set by the Maryland State Department of Education in accordance with Education Article, Section 2-104.
DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Preference will be given to candidates with a Master’s Degree in Library Science from a college or university accredited by ALA.
One or more years of experience supervising library project;
One or more years of experience working with the blind, visual and print disabled, and/or other disabilities;
One or more years of experience with bibliographic control and collection development.
LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS
Candidates may be responsible for providing their own transportation as needed to access meetings, remote locations, and job destinations as assigned.
Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.
The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.
Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application and supplemental questionnaire may be submitted to: Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division, 301 W. Preston St., Baltimore, MD 21201. Paper application materials must be received in our office by the closing date for the recruitment. No postmarks will be accepted.
For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the DBM Recruitment and Examination Division at Application.Help@maryland.gov or 410-767-4850, MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.
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People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.
As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruitment, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.